Midwest Poultry Federation Board of Directors Officers announced

Greg Nelson of Nelson Poultry Farms Inc., Manhattan, Kansas, was elected President of the Midwest Poultry Federation (MP) for 2018. Nelson represents the Kansas...

Outstanding members of the Chicken Community recognized

Hundreds of farmers, chicken company employees, representatives of allied businesses, and friends of the Delmarva Peninsula's chicken community gathered in Salisbury, Maryland for the...

Food Safety and PAA at the Poultry Processor Workshop

Poultry industry leaders, representing various plant operations, convened in Orange Beach, Ala., May 10-11, for USPOULTRY’s 2018 Poultry Processor Workshop. This year’s program covered...

Revised waste framework directive confirms former foodstuffs are not waste

On 14 June 2018 the revised Waste Framework Directive (EU) 2018/851 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. As EFFPA (the...

New research grants through the Comprehensive Research Program

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation have approved approximately $300,000 for five new research grants at four institutions through the comprehensive research program. The research...

Giordano acquired Twinpack Special Products

Recently, the Giordano group from Italy acquired the majority stake in Twinpack Special Products in The Netherlands. After almost twenty years of commercial cooperation, the Italian leader in...

New method for infectious bronchitis vaccine production funded

Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have been awarded over £300,000 to develop a faster and more efficient method for infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) vaccine...

Co-creation, innovating the poultry industry

What does co-creation mean? Co-creation is a new form of supply-chain strategy in which a process is devised collectively by producers with their suppliers,...

FEFANA publishes an EU Code of Practice on claims for feed additives and premixtures

FEFANA has published its “EU Code of practice on voluntary labelling particulars (claims) for feed additives and premixtures”. Claims on feed additives and premixtures are...

Applications for 2018 Clean Water Awards

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is accepting applications for the 2018 Clean Water Awards. The awards recognize outstanding performance of wastewater treatment plants...

Hohenheim Center for Livestock Microbiome Research

University of Hohenheim as Germany's no. 1 university for agricultural research is to be the location for a nationally important scientific center for animal...

Egg study may improve food safety

Almost 13 billion eggs are consumed in the UK each year and chicken accounts for almost half the meat we eat. Contaminated eggs can...

EFFPA & FEFAC welcome commission guidelines on feed use of former foodstuffs

The European Commission published its Guidelines for the feed use of food no longer intended for human consumption on 17 April 2018, as the...

USDA allows to ditch organic Animal Welfare Rule: GAO

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) complied with rulemaking procedures while scrapping a rule that would have established animal welfare standards for organic livestock,...

US-RSPE and IPWA Seek Executive Director

U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry & Eggs (US-RSPE) and the International Poultry Welfare Alliance (IPWA) are currently conducting a search for an executive director...

Poultry deboning lines

The poultry industry has been systematically improving worker safety over the last three decades, with current injury/illness rates now essentially the same as manufacturing...

A strong CAP with simple rules

FEFAC fully supports the call from Copa-Cogeca for a strong, competitive, market-oriented CAP with common and simple rules across the EU following the European...

A new generation of cutting-edge nutrition strategies

Cutting-edge innovations in nutrition strategies is emerging to power the animal agriculture and feed industries in Canada and beyond, helping them to meet today’s...

AFAC celebrates 25 years and pushes ahead at Livestock Care Conference

Dr. Temple Grandin and other top experts discussed farm animal care. Celebrating 25 years while pursuing opportunities to raise the bar. This was the focus...

Wastewater treatment challenges in the Poultry and Egg Industry

While speaking at the Wastewater Treatment Challenges program for the Poultry and Egg Industry at the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo, Dr. Clifford...

Feed PEFCR approved

On 15 February 2018, the Feed Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules Feed PEFCR were officially approved by the Environmental Footprint Steering Committee. The establishment...

Additional extension for EPA’s reports

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued an order Feb. 1, granting an Environmental Protection Agency – EPA – request...

EMEA Production Management School Broiler Module

Continuing its tradition of developing future generations of poultry industry professionals, Aviagen conducted a broiler module of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Production...

Egg Farmers of Canada recognized as Top Employers

Egg Farmers of Canada has been recognized for a sixth consecutive year as one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers. This annual competition...

Applications being accepted for poultry industry safety recognition awards

The Joint Poultry Industry Safety Award Program is accepting applications from poultry industry facilities with outstanding safety programs. The program is open to National...

A Strong Show for 2018 IPPE

The 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) had 30,678 poultry, meat and feed industry leaders from all over the world in attendance. A...

Compound feed production estimates for 2017

The industrial compound feed production for farmed animals in the EU-282   in 2017 reached an estimated level of 156.7 mio. t, i.e. 0.2% more...

MTGA & CEAM praising a breakthrough bi-partisan bill on CERCLA exemptions

The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota (CEAM) praised a breakthrough bi-partisan bill introduced by 13 senators...

Webinar Wednesday features Dr. Keith Bramwell: Embryo Diagnosis

Jamesway Incubator Company is very pleased to be offering a series of Webinars, which tap into the vast knowledge of our Hatchery Professionals; Next...

New vaccine technique targeting multiple poultry diseases

Researchers at The Pirbright Institute have created a new vaccine technique of genetically modifying the Marek’s disease vaccine so that it is able to protect...

Testing Dutch hens for Chlamydia gallinacean

In 2015 and early 2016, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research tested Dutch hens for the presence of chlamydia. Chlamydia gallinacea DNA was found in laying hens...

2017 Australian Poultry Award to Chris Morrow

Chris Morrow graduated from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1980, and was initially employed as a Government Veterinarian (Poultry) in...

Feed production education program returns to IPPE

The American Feed Industry Association’s AFIA Feed Education Program returns to IPPE. The AFIA free program is ideal for feed facility managers, operations personnel and...

Veterinary Medicine and Science PhD

The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey is home to 40 academics with a huge diversity of expertise, ranging from fundamental...

Poultry health course – From 9 to 20 April 2018

Poultry rearing for meat and eggs is now a global activity, which continues to adapt to the changing national and international economic and political...

DNA Influenza Vaccine licensed for chickens

AgriLabs® announced USDA conditional approval of the first DNA Influenza vaccine ever licensed for chickens. The approval also represents the first for AgriLabs’ ExactVacTM DNA technology with...

European commissioner for health & food safety visits former foodstuff processing facility

On 28 November 2017, EFFPA (the European Former Foodstuff Processors Association) organised a factory visit for European Commissioner of Health & Food Safety, Mr...

EU scientific opinion on antimicrobials

How to assess progress on reduction of antimicrobial resistance and consumption of antimicrobials. A set of indicators will assist European Union (EU) Member States to...

The Pirbright and Roslin Institutes funded to create a Marek’s Disease vaccine

The Pirbright Institute has recently been awarded joint funding with The Roslin Institute to research how the deadly Marek’s disease virus (MDV) causes tumours...

EPA requests more time before poultry producers submit CERCLA reports, USPOULTRY provides reporting guidance

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia requesting an extension of...

Biosecurity information sheets for rural poultry farmers in Europe

ERPA, the European Rural Poultry Association, produced two biosecurity information sheets for rural poultry farmers in Europe. This work was presented to the European...

Experimental Vaccine may provide better Salmonella Control

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the U.S. National Poultry Research Center, USDA ARS, in Athens,...

Field testing of a new poultry vaccine from APHIS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) has prepared an environmental assessment to authorize the shipment and field testing...

Newly funded network for livestock vaccines

Researchers from The Roslin Institute and Pirbright Institute lead a newly funded network to develop livestock vaccines. The International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) has been...

Research will lead to improved vaccines for Reovirus

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., in which researchers...

University of Saskatchewan receives funding for poultry lighting research

A Canadian restaurant chain has announced it will support the University of Saskatchewan to expand an important research project examining poultry lighting enhancements and...

Towards control of Avian Coronaviruses

The European COST Action FA1207 “Towards control of Avian Coronaviruses: strategies for diagnosis, surveillance and vaccination” has brought together 176 experts from 25 countries...

Potential new vaccine for Newcastle Disease and ILT

Researcher develops potential new vaccine for both Newcastle Disease and ILT

GM technology unlocks potential for new generation of poultry vaccines

Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have used genetic engineering to develop a more efficient and effective vaccine for Marek’s disease, which could pave the...

Using gene-editing techniques could help boost breeding of endangered birds

Hens that do not produce their own chicks have been developed for use as surrogates to lay eggs from rare breeds. A team led by...

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